Aug 4, 2013 6:00pm EDT
at the national press club luncheon trade she launched a filibuster against the texas senate abortion bill. it eventually passed in july. we will have live coverage of remarks beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. later in the day, new jersey democratic candidates will debate live from the campus of montclair state university. rushan watch cory booker, holt and frank pallone and new jersey state assembly member sheila oliver@7:30 p.m. eastern also on c-span. " isoining us on "newsmakers senator patrick leahy. .hanks for joining us joining us for the questioning, phil mattingly, of bloomberg news. and legal affairs for cq roll call. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for being here. >> your committee has been at the center of two of the biggest debates, guns and immigration. as we head into this recess, i'd like to know what your personal top priorities are for the remainder of the year. -having a lot of quiet -- i've been having a lot of quiet meetings with members of the house. to get something on the president's. hearing this week, is getting nsa information on americans, i don't
Aug 4, 2013 10:00am EDT
in texas? >> i do not think they have. two texas made changes hours after the supreme court came down, the state was not acting like they are open to any negotiations. i am hoping we can go back and have a new voting rights act. the supreme court is sharply divided. they understood this a lot hours.and hundreds of there voted for by republicans and democrats. five people say you must have done it wrong. they admitted there will still be voting rights violations. and i grew up in the civil rights era. we have got to come in with this. we did it in a nonpartisan way last time. i would like for us to do that again. >>. might have had a story where he talked to a councilmember and supporta lot republican this but they do not want to be named publicly. why is that? you have a small but very vocal minority. a republican party that has taken in idealistic attitude, get rid of everything. they are the ones that killed the major farm bill. >> do you want to name names? [laughter] that is why even during the debate running up to the immigration bill people were saying they could not possibly ge
Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm EDT
arizona and texas, and arizona there have been significant demographic shifts that have identified opportunities to begin likely did in colorado and virginia to turn states that were decidedly red to purple and then eventually to blue. we are going to do that through aggressive voter registration efforts. we are going to talk about the democratic agenda, making sure hold republicans accountable. >> you were talking about holding republicans accountable. intensive a message for 2014, what case can they make that they should be taking control of the house. can they make the argument that you have done anything to move congress toward a positive resolution? >> president obama and congressional democrats have been trying to make sure that voters have two distinct choices. they clearly chose president obama and democrats. they want to continue to rebuild this economy from the middle class out. they want to make sure when it comes to housing everybody has an opportunity to live the american gene and have a safe and secure roof over their heads. they want access to affordable healthcare.
Aug 25, 2013 10:00am EDT
expansion. that is why we are in arizona. after this i will be going to texas for the next few days. there have been huge demographic shifts and ecstatic citizens who will we get them will support know democratic candidates. they embrace our agenda and will rejected the extremism that they have engaged in. then i will be in georgia where this.e seen president obama got 45% of the vote in georgia. to turn states that are read purple. then eventually lou. they continue to embrace extremism. that is what american voters will have a choice of between. we'll have a lots of opportunities for success. folks want to rebuild the middle class. >> we have time for probably a couple more questions. >> is it your sense that hillary clinton will run for president in 2016? how often do you talk to people that are close to her? >> she is firmly committed to being a private citizen to recharge her family's foundation and embrace the issues that have been the hallmark of her career which includes issues important to women and children globally. the time for reaching a decision will be down the road.